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Distributed Ruby: dRuby version 2.0.4

Copyright © 1999-2003 Masatoshi SEKI. You can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Ruby.


Masatoshi SEKI


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dRuby is a distributed object system for Ruby. It allows an object in one Ruby process to invoke methods on an object in another Ruby process on the same or a different machine.

The Ruby standard library contains the core classes of the dRuby package. However, the full package also includes access control lists and the Rinda tuple-space distributed task management system, as well as a large number of samples. The full dRuby package can be downloaded from the dRuby home page (see References).

For an introduction and examples of usage see the documentation to the DRb module.


The dRuby home page, in Japanese. Contains the full dRuby package and links to other Japanese-language sources.

The English version of the dRuby home page.

The dRuby Book: Distributed and Parallel Computing with Ruby by Masatoshi Seki and Makoto Inoue

The chapter from Programming Ruby by Dave Thomas and Andy Hunt which discusses dRuby.

Translation of presentation on Ruby by Masatoshi Seki.